March 29, 2013 Subject:
Reply to Conejito
Hello:) The word used by the interviewer, "wegschleppen" translates as "carry off," so, what he asked was, "How many gold medals do you plan to carry off?"
It'd be similar to saying, "How many medals do you plan on taking home today?" Nothing derogatory about it:)
Other than that, this interview is a fantastic piece of history. This is true history; an actual recording of this time should be played on the History Channel, although I'm not surprised it isn't;) Turns out the so-called-bad-guys treated some people better than the so-called-good-guys.
July 10, 2008 Subject:
The interviewer asks Owens how many medals he hopes to win, then translates it to german, using the word 'wegschleppen'. I'm not german (but dutch), but it sounded a bit derogatory, but I'm not sure. It sounded like 'How many medals do you hope to steal?'. Can anyone german shed light on what that term means?
January 18, 2008 Subject:
Thankyou for finding this interview.
I need it as a reliable primary source for my history day project on Jesse Owens and the 1936 olympics.